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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on PetTravel.com reflect the current airline regulations. We cannot predict how a given airline may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to deny boarding for your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by carefully following the rules of the airline you are using.

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Airline Pet Policy Qatar Airways

Qatar Airways dog

Can my pet fly with me in the cabin? No
Can my pet fly with me as checked baggage? Yes
Can my pet fly without me as manifest cargo? Yes

IN CABIN TRAVEL: FLY WITH A SMALL DOG OR CAT
Qatar Airways will not allow your dog, cat or other animal to travel in the cabin of the aircraft with the exception of medically certified service animals and falcons. There is a limit of one pet per passenger in the cabin.

CHECKED BAGGAGE OR CARGO TRAVEL: FLY WITH A LARGER DOG OR CAT OR OTHER ANIMAL
If your pet is too large to fit under the seat, it is an animal other than a dog or cat, or if it is a very long flight, Qatar Airways may transport your pet in the cargo section of the aircraft according to its regulations. This section of the cargo department has the same temperature and pressure as the passenger cabin. TIP: Be sure to tell the Captain of the aircraft that your pet is flying in the cargo hold so that they can be sure to keep the temperature at the proper level. Find more tips on airline pet travel in cargo.

There is no limit as to the number of pets that can travel as checked baggage per passenger as long as limitations in the cargo hold will allow. Rodents such as mice, rats, marmots, and rabbits are not allowed as excess baggage; they must travel as manifest cargo.

Reservations should be made between 3 and 7 days ahead of departure time. Veterinary cetificates are required. All documentation from your destination country must be presented at the time of check-in.

The following animals can be transported as manifest cargo: livestock, tropical fish, small mammals, and birds.

If your pet is traveling in the cargo section, whether through the cargo department or as checked baggage, it must be in a pet crate that is IATA compliant. Learn more about IATA compliant pet crates.  We also suggest that you consider crate hardware for your pet's crate as more airlines are requiring it. Once you receive your crate, you will need to acclimate your dog or cat to it before traveling. Our guide for preparing your pet and its crate for travel is helpful, especially for first time pet travelers. Download Preparing Your Pet and Its Crate for Travel.

Qatar Airways Pet Policy

Breed Restrictions: Qatar Airways will not transport the following breeds of dogs and cats: Burmese, Exotic, Himalayan, Persian, (mainly pure breeds of snub nosed dogs) American Saffordshire Terrier, Boston Terrier, Boxer, Brussels Griffin, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Chinese Pug, Chow Chow, English Bulldog, King Charles Spaniel, French Bulldog, Lhasa Aspro, Japanese Chin, Pekingese, Pug, Shar-Pei, Shih Tzu, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Tibetan Spaniel, American Bull dog, Pitt Bull Terrier, Bulldog, and Japanese Boxer. (Please note that the list is subject to changes.)

Temperature Restrictions: During the months of May through October, it is suggested that your pet be transported as manifest cargo as opposed to checked baggage.

HEALTH CERTIFICATE
Many airlines require a health certificate indicating that the pet is healthy enough for travel, is free of diseases communicable to humans and has been properly vaccinated, especially when traveling in the cargo section of the aircraft. A Health Certificate completed by your veterinarian within 10 days of travel is required by Qatar Airways when your pet is traveling as manifest cargo.

INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL
If you are traveling to another country, Qatar Airways will want to see that you have the proper documents to enter that country with your pet. Most countries have their own version of a Veterinary Certificate. In addition, some countries require an Import Permit. Find pet passport forms and instructions in the Pet Travel Store.

HOT AND COLD WEATHER RESTRICTIONS
When runway temperatures are above 84F (29C) degrees at the departure airport, Qatar Airways may refuse to board your pet as cargo or checked baggage. When the weather is very cold with a runway temperature below 45F (7C) degrees at the time of departure, Qatar Airways may require what is called an Acclimation Certificate. Learn more about the pet travel airline temperature restrictions.

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rositza.dimova.1
Hi, I wont to ask if Qatar aiirways will accept my two small ( not enough small to be in the cabin) to fly in begging of September as a chek in baggage from Kuwait to US.
Posted on 2013-07-06 12:53:23.0
PetTravel
Qatar Airlines has breed restrictions but no heat restrictions published. They should permit transport.
Posted on 2013-07-19 15:22:30.0
yasmeenno
Does Qatar Airways allow saluki's?
Posted on 2013-09-21 09:43:01.0
nittaya.webster
is Qatar airline still allow pet in cabin?
Posted on 2013-10-01 16:48:17.0
PetTravel
Qatar Airlines does not permit pets to fly in the cabin.
Posted on 2013-12-06 04:52:48.0
PetTravel
Salukis are not on the list of restricted breeds for Qatar. They should transport them on approved routes as checked baggage or manifest cargo.
Posted on 2014-01-02 04:09:01.0
riyas.sulaiman.3
is ther any charges are applicable for pets to be traveled as checked baggage?
Posted on 2014-01-24 17:19:00.0
PetTravel
Yes, pets are charged as excess baggage. Contact Qatar for the cost.
Posted on 2014-01-25 19:35:04.0
mafe.c.librado
Hi, how many dog are allowed to travel from doha to philippines ?
Posted on 2014-02-01 11:04:10.0
PetTravel
Mafe - this will depend on your airline's pet policy and how they are traveling. There is usually a limit as to the number of pets that can travel with you as checked baggage. For manifest cargo, it usually depends on the configuration of the aircraft and the other cargo they carry. The Philippines does not publish limits as to the number of animals that can enter at one time, but you will need an Import Permit which may divulge this information.
Posted on 2014-02-02 20:22:34.0
kozhathuvasudevanpillai.padmakumar
Is Qatar Airways transport Dog to Kochi International Airport (India)
Posted on 2014-02-11 13:20:02.0
PetTravel
Qatar Airways lists Kochi as a destination. If you are not traveling with your dog, contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-02-13 11:59:49.0
PetTravel
Hello Amir - you should contact Qatar Airways between 3 days and one week to reserve space for your pet.
Posted on 2014-03-23 13:57:19.0
farhain.zulkhifly
Hi, I will be travelling on Qatar Airways from Kuala Lumpur to Dammam with my two cats. My cats have pet passports. What other document/s required to enter Saudi Arabia?
Posted on 2014-04-29 02:47:03.0
omgitsiman
hi. can i know the rates per kilo for cats to travel from Cairo to Malaysia?
Posted on 2014-05-06 21:58:14.0
PetTravel
Iman - we are not the airines. You will need to contact the airlines for this information. Sorry about that...
Posted on 2014-05-09 02:42:03.0
PetTravel
Farhain - your pet will need a microchip, import permit, proof of rabies vaccination and a vet certificate. Here are the details and links to instructions and forms required: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/SaudiArabia.cfm
Posted on 2014-05-09 02:44:25.0
prateechee
I have a pug and am travelling from India to Dar e salaam. Can you tellme any airlines who can will allow my pug in cabin baggae
Posted on 2014-06-03 06:42:09.0
PetTravel
Hi Prateechee - try Turkish Airlines or KLM. They both fly the route with only one stop.
Posted on 2014-06-07 02:50:16.0

What about heavier dogs, kennel + dog 120 LBS
Posted on 2014-06-09 02:45:50.0
potpot.xin
Why not allow shih Tzu breed in qatar airways
Posted on 2014-07-01 06:44:07.0
narges.ghobadi.3
How much will cost for the pomerian dog for ticket
Posted on 2014-07-05 19:30:52.0
narges.ghobadi.3
From Bangalore to Shiraz I want to know ticket price for my dog
Posted on 2014-07-05 19:32:47.0
PetTravel
Contact their cargo department.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:25:20.0
PetTravel
Greta - Shih Tzu is a snub-nosed breed and they can have breathing problems at high altitudes.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:25:55.0
PetTravel
You will need to contact Qatar Airways directly for the cost to transport your Pom. Depends on size, weight and type of service.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:26:29.0
PetTravel
The cost will will depend on the size and weight of your dog and whether going as cargo or checked baggage. You should contact the airline directly for this information.
Posted on 2014-07-06 14:28:52.0
potpot.xin
Hi again.. Am planning to bring my shih Tzu in qatar.what documents need my pet. How much it will cost for all the requirements.please help me ..thank you
Posted on 2014-07-06 16:44:41.0
narges.ghobadi.3
Can I have the contact number
Posted on 2014-07-10 13:59:28.0
PetTravel
You must get an Import Permit, microchip and vaccinate your pet for rabies, and get a veterinary certificate to take your pet to Qatar. You can find details and links to instructions and forms required here if you need them: http://www.pettravel.com/immigration/qatar.cfm. You will need to contact an airline which serves your route for the cost of transport. What cities are you traveling from and to?
Posted on 2014-07-15 04:58:46.0
PetTravel
Narges - it depends on where you are. Enter your info here: http://www.qatarairways.com/us/en/contact-us.page
Posted on 2014-07-15 05:00:25.0
sonny.sunny.7
I plan to travel with my pure breed male siberian husky weighing 53 pounds and the kennel weight of 12 pounds from washington dc iad to islamabad pakistan. Any ideas on the costs assosiated and things to remember for this travel
Posted on 2014-07-24 02:52:44.0